Category Archives: Book Review

Hostage Three — Nick Lake

Bloomsbury, 2013 How much is your life worth? The last thing Amy wanted or expected was to sail around the world with her father and her stepmother. What she really wanted was to turn 18 and take control of her … Continue reading

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Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) – Gail Carriger

Little, Brown and Company, 2013 Sophronia is a tomboy of the first order. She would much rather spend time climbing dumb waiters and figuring out how they work than learning to curtsey, which is why her mother decided to send … Continue reading

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The Iron Fey Series — Julie Kagawa

Harlequin Teen, 2010 The Iron Fey series follows Meghan Chase, a seemingly average teenage girl…that is until she discovers she is the daughter of King Oberon of the Seelie Court. Her younger brother Ethan is taken by the Iron King, … Continue reading

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Boxers & Saints – Gene Luen Yang

First Second, 2013 Boxers & Saints tells two sides of the same story. Boxers tells the story of Little Bao, whose village is abused by missionaries claiming the abuse is for good and in the name of Christ. Little Bao turns to … Continue reading

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Realistic Fiction Annotations: Liar and Spy & Dead End in Norvelt

Rebecca Stead. Liar and Spy. Wendy Lamb Books, 2012. 180pg. Grades 2 – 6. Realistic fiction. (Set in the 21st century/Mystery). Bluebonnet Nominee 2014-2015. Georges (pronounced without the ‘s’ like Georges Seraut) is bullied at school. His former best friend … Continue reading

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Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell

St. Martins, 2013 It’s the 1980s and Eleanor is the new girl in school. She has bright red hair and wears clothes that are completely out there. She couldn’t stick out more if she tried and is bullied because of … Continue reading

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“Who Could That Be at This Hour?” — Lemony Snicket

Little Brown, 2012 13-year-old Lemony Snicket seems to always be asking the wrong questions. After an unusual education, Snicket is sent on an assignment with his chaperone, S. Theodora Markson, to a small seaside town that is no longer by … Continue reading

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